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to practice religion freely. here again, morsi tried to reassure them. how worried will these people be that egypt will leave democracy and become a totalitarian islamist state. >> there is no objection to democracy, we live, rich and poor, all egyptians to new heights of democracy. there will be no going backwards, not to the previous ruling. this is what i abide by and insist on. we gain new heights in the context of applying and practicing democracy, with complete freedom. >> reporter: but you know there are a lot of egyptians, christians, cops, who are very frightened -- frightened and worried that their country, egypt, is moving in the wrong direction. >> those people are my beloveds. and the children of the nation, the christians, the muslims, there is no worry at all because the rights of all egyptians are equal. the same rights for everybody. and they have the same obligations. the children of egypt can't be divided at all because of their beli believes, practices, we're all egyptians. >> reporter: what is your message to them about the religious freedom of cops, of christian
to and resort to their private matters, based on their ritual, that prescribe to their beliefs and religion. >> one of your advisers, speaking of egyptian jews, caused controversy the other day, when he suggested that egyptian jews living in israel should come back to egypt. >> translator: these words were said in a specific context, and the one who said it said it in this way to demonstrate what he wanted to say from his point of view. but there are many media outlets that removed it from the general context. however, he is no longer an adviser to me, because now he is a member of the legislative counsel in the shirra council and he is most likely a leader in this council, and it is not right to group the legislative council and the executive council together in this stage, because he is not my adviser now. cnn correspondent ian lee has been in egypt for several years and speaks arabic. he says there are serious divisions within the country. so talk about those divisions. >> well, on one side, you have the opposition, which in the past, has been unorganized. at this time, against present,
people here in washington, but the treasury secretary nominee has an extra challenge. his religion. he talked about that with cnn's candy crowley back in 2011, when he was director of the office of management and budget. >> you are an orthodox jew, which means that you can't use electrical devices, over the weekend, friday night sundown to saturday. how does that work in a 24/7 job? have you ever had to cheat? >> well, it's actually not cheating. if there's a matter of real urgency, it is totally consistent with my religious beliefs to do whatever i need to do to deal with it. the hard part is making that judgment of what's an emergency and what's not. what's really serious. and frankly, the hardest part is saying to yourself, that it won't change the outcome if i'm not involved. and i've found that there's an enormous amount of respect, has been from the time i was very young, working for speaker o'neil, from working for two presidents, to taking things that are of real importance seriously. and when the phone rings on saturday, i don't have to wonder whether i need to pick it pup the
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